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    Full time available

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    1 year full-time

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  • Last Updated

    17 September 2018

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Designed for graduates in economics related subject areas who are seeking an advanced programme to enhance career and/or further research opportunities. On the Economics course, develop the skills and expertise required of the professional economist, whilst developing your ability to understand and conduct innovative research in both theoretical and applied situations.

Key Features of MSc in Economics

  • All modules in the Economics course are taught by our world-class faculty who have a breadth of industrial and academic knowledge
  • Swansea is joint 1st in Wales for international ranked research (REF 2014)
  • 93% of Swansea students (including those in Economics) in employment or further study within six months of graduating
  • High contact time – each module includes a 2-hour lecture (class sizes approximately 150 students) followed by a 1-hour seminar/tutorial (class sizes capped at 30) every single week.
  • Scholarships available for outstanding students

Economics graduates may pursue a number of professional economist career pathway opportunities in the finance or management consulting industries. The sophisticated and multi-faceted transferable skills acquired by the Economics programme will also open doors or provide stepping-stones to a wide variety of other less specialist career paths in commerce, industry and academia.


Modules on the MSc in Economics may include:

  • Dissertation - Economics- The aim of this module is to allow Economics students to undertake a piece of independent research in economics with academic supervision.
  • Microeconomics- This module aims to provide Economics students with an overview of current issues in microeconomic theory.
  • Macroeconomics- The module aims to provide Economics students with an awareness and understanding of a number of important themes in macroeconomics and to develop their appreciation of the appropriate role for, and the potential limitations to, macroeconomic policy intervention.
  • Research Methods- This module aims to provide Economics students with the skills and tools required to undertake advanced analysis in economics and related areas.
  • Econometrics- This is a compulsory module on the MSc in Economics and aims to provide students with a state-of-the-art coverage of econometric tools and their applications to real world problems.
  • Development Economics- This module aims to provide Economics students with an overview of main theories of economic development.
  • Industrial Organisation- This module aims to provide Economics students with an overview of the inter-relationships between industrial structure at the firm and industry level.
  • International Economics- The aim of this module is to address the major developments in international economics, including the theory of international trade, the theory of trade policy, the theory of exchange rates, the dynamics of country’s external balance, and currency crises, with each of their empirical applications.
  • Monetary Economics- The module aims to cover many recent areas in monetary economics. The main focus of the module will be on inflation dynamics, monetary transmission mechanism, monetary policy.
  • Labour Economics- The module provides Economics students with an in-depth coverage of a range of issues in labour economics. 

Bay Campus

All programmes including the MSc in Economics, delivered by the School of Management are now taught at the Bay Campus both new and continuing students.

The Bay Campus is situated in an outstanding location on the eastern approach into Swansea, with direct access onto the beach and its own seafront promenade. The campus features modern and bright student accommodation, including standard, premium, twin and wheelchair accessible rooms.

By Campus facilities include:

  • Central support services for students housed within the Tower Information Centre
  • State of the art library and resource centre
  • Students’ Union
  • The Great Hall – incorporating the Stanley Clarke Auditorium, lecture theatres and a cafe offering magnificent views across Swansea Bay
  • Extensive catering and grocery provision including cafeterias, bar, supermarket, launderette and cash points. All of this will be in addition to recreational sporting facilities and a beach for all to enjoy.

Visit the Economics MSc page on the Swansea University website for more details!




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